Scenes from the 2013 Inauguration of Chatham County Board of Commissioners
By | on February 06, 2013
Savannahians celebrated a historical event on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 when Al Scott was sworn in by the Honorable Judge Michael Karpf as the first African American Chairman of the Chatham County Commissioners.
Joe Murray Rivers who served as County Commissioner for many years was Master of Ceremonies for this occasion. Rev. Matthew Southall Brown, Pastor Emeritus of St. John Baptist Church presented the invocation.
Scott is a retired executive who worked for Union Camp and International Paper for over 35 years. In addition to serving 16 years in the Georgia House and State Senate, Scott has served as chairman of the Georgia Ports Authority and as Georgia Commissioner of Labor. He now serves as the president of the Savannah Chapter of the NAACP.